Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival Returns Nov. 5

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The 7th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival will happen Nov. 5, on the Sanborne Square Park in downtown Boca Raton. On Saturday, chefs from three counties team up for the Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There’s also a special place for brew lovers, too, with the Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair.

The pre-sale tickets are $100 per person (regular price $150), and the festival tastings will be divided into regions: Italy, America, Mediterranean, Asia Pacific, Spain, Sweet Endings Village, The Vineyard, Spirits and BBQ Village, and two new villages, Craft Brew and Fine Wine & Artisanal Cheese Village, and Specialty Foods Village. It sounds as if pretty much anything you want to eat will be available at this festival!

Chefs serving up flavors include Jordan Lerman, of West Palm Beach’s Jardin;

George Patti, of M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, and SALT Fusion; and chefs from The Rusty Hook, New York Prime, The Feisty Bull, Bazille, The Melting Pot, Gelato Petrini, Blue Martini, Truluck’s, Tijuana Taxi Co., Madison’s, Giuseppe’s Café, Tilted Kilt Pub, Santo’s, Meatball Room, Hurricane Alley, Aladdin’s Eatery, The New Vegan, Fit Foodz Café, The Little Chalet and quite a few more.

There will be sommeliers and master sommeliers on hand, to guide you through the vineyard tastings of 50 tasting stations. You can taste, and then you can buy some bottles to take home. I confess to seeing one of my favorite wineries on the list: Flora Springs. If you go, be sure to sample these amazing Napa wines.

And if you like beer, then you’ll appreciate the long list of craft beers available at the festival. Oh, and hard liquor, too. For more information, visit the festival website.

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